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Heart Love & Soul to celebrate 4 decades of service
Fri, May 12th 2023 11:00 am
Heart Love & Soul will celebrate a milestone in June: Four decades of providing essential services to people who need them most.
2023 NFL schedule announced; season begins with Chiefs vs. Lions
Fri, May 12th 2023 09:00 am
The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2023, which kicks off on Thursday night, Sept. 7, in Kansas City, and concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 - two on Saturday, Jan. 6, and 14 on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Federal COVID-19 emergency declaration ends - now what?
Thu, May 11th 2023 10:30 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated, "May 11, 2023, marks the end of the federal COVID-19 PHE declaration. After this date, CDC's authorizations to collect certain types of public health data will expire."
NYS: Start of construction on $71 million affordable housing development in Buffalo
Thu, May 11th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced construction has begun on the $71 million rehabilitation of the Ellicott Town Center, a decades-old housing development near downtown Buffalo featuring 281 homes located among four high-rise towers and 12 townhomes.
Old Falls Street USA announces summer schedule
Wed, May 10th 2023 08:40 pm
Summer is the prime season to enjoy all there is to do in Niagara Falls, and Old Falls Street USA is launching a full season of activities organizers said will appeal to a variety of age groups and interests.
NYS agencies monitoring Lake Ontario water levels following heavy rainfall
Wed, May 10th 2023 09:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state agency personnel are closely monitoring the rising water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, as lake levels have surpassed 247 feet, following prolonged rainfall throughout the Great Lakes system in recent weeks.
Hochul honors 55 police officers who sacrificed their lives in service to their communities
Tue, May 9th 2023 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday honored the lives of 55 police officers from eight police departments who were remembered at the New York state police officers memorial remembrance ceremony in Albany.
Artpark & Company announces lineup for 'New Music in the Park Series'
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Artpark & Company has announced the 2023 "New Music in the Park Series." Six performances will be held in various locations throughout Artpark's scenic grounds, curated by Artpark staff and award-winning conductor and composer Brent Chancellor.
Gray Line aims to bring amphibious tour to Lewiston
Fri, May 5th 2023 11:00 am
A regional tourism company is looking to add a new attraction along the Niagara River. Gray Line Niagara Falls/Buffalo has presented the Village of Lewiston with a proposal for amphibious tours.
5th annual Strawberry Moon Festival at Artpark
Fri, May 5th 2023 09:45 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 17. Admission to the afternoon activities (1-6 p.m.) in Artpark's lower park is free. Tickets for the featured evening performances beginning at 6 p.m. outside in the "Niagara 1979 Painted Parking Lot" and stage are $20, on sale at the box office and ticketmaster.com. Chairs and blankets will be allowed for the concert and performances.
Onward and UPWARD for Chamber of Commerce
Wed, May 3rd 2023 05:45 pm
This week, we celebrated a significant milestone in the evolution of our organization. It was with great pride and enthusiasm that we unveiled the rebrand of our chamber of commerce, now known as the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Niagara Falls City Market seeks vendors for new season
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Field & Fork Network has announced its management of the Niagara Falls City Market, what it called "a dynamic community hub for locals and visitors." The market will officially open June 1 at 19th Street and Pine Avenue in downtown Niagara Falls.
Higgins confirms US to lift COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Canadian border on May 11
Mon, May 1st 2023 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins said he has received confirmation from the White House that, on May 11, the U.S. will lift its requirement for Canadians crossing into America to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Annual CanAm regatta returns to Youngstown
Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club is set to hold its 10th annual CanAm Challenge and Great Lakes PHRF Fest on July 28-30, for two days of hosting competitors from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Committee looks to complete final phase of DeGlopper Memorial expansion
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 09:30 am
As the calendar soon turns to May, the volunteer members of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion committee will be hard at work preparing the site at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard for the annual Memorial Day observance. That when we, as a nation, celebrate and recognize those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives to ensure our safety as Americans.
Carolina Panthers head coach & Bills legend Frank Reich to present 20th anniversary Call to Courage Award to Arizona Cardinals' Zach Ertz
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:00 am
The 20th anniversary edition of the popular Call to Courage Awards breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The event is sponsored by the Buffalo Pro Ministry of Athletes in Action.
Bowling event raises $6,000 to fight cancer
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 07:00 am
Thanks to the support of the Western New York community, nearly 100 bowlers and a small but mighty team of volunteers, Team RPCS - Roswell Park Cessation Services - raised more than $6,000 on Sunday, April 23, during the third annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open at Tonawanda Bowling Center. All proceeds will support the 2023 Ride for Roswell, scheduled to take place Saturday, June 24.
Special Olympics returned to Niagara University campus
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University once again hosted the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus. The tournament took place Saturday, April 22, in the university's Kiernan Recreation Center.
'Wheel of Fortune LIVE!' announces engagement in Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 03:15 pm
"Wheel of Fortune LIVE!," a theatrical experience, will be coming to Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo on Nov. 16.
Changing lawns and lawncare practices for biodiversity and health
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 07:00 am
Did you know that 83% of all land in the United States is owned by private landowners, and that 40 million acres of land is maintained as turf grass, with 500 square-miles of lawn added each year?
Summer comes early to The Silo
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 11:00 am
The Silo Restaurant opened for the season on Wednesday, bringing summer vibes - not to mention "Haystack," hot dog and ice cream fans - back to the north end of Water Street after a cold winter.
Grand Island whistleblower relieved to see bridge replacement underway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:55 am
An $8.3 million project is in full swing to replace the nearly 70-year-old Beaver Island Parkway Bridge over the I-190 section of the Thruway. Since late March, crews and heavy equipment have been tearing down the old and making way for the new, while motorists who previously took Beaver Island Exit 18B have had to follow a detour to get home, to work or to businesses on the Island since April 3.
Village of Lewiston offers aid to Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston has offered to provide park space to Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics for use in flag football practice and games.
Spring cleaning pointers
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 07:00 am
Spring is a season of renewal. When the flowers are blooming and the trees are budding and the weather is pleasantly warm, people often feel inspired to make changes around their homes. Work may begin with culling belongings and organizing essentials.
Smelt Fest is back!
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 12:30 pm
We are excited to find a partner with The Griffon Brewery & Gastropub (115 S. Water St., Lewiston) to host the next Smelt Festival on Friday, May 26, beginning at 5 p.m.
NCSO sets public alert for farmers
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:15 pm
Law enforcement across the region was made aware of an animal activist meeting taking place on Saturday, April 15. The meeting was advertised on social media as a forum to encourage animal rescue. It further offers instruction on stages of animal rescue, researching of facilities and winning at trial. This group is actively recruiting individuals for this purpose.
AHA: Commotio cordis is extremely rare; quick action essential: call 911, begin CPR and use AED
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Commotio cordis (kə-ˈmō-shē-ō-ˈkȯrd-əs) is an extremely rare and highly unusual cardiac event, yet it is vitally important for everyone to be aware of and recognize how to take action quickly in any type of cardiac emergency.
Artpark to welcome Orville Peck on Aug. 1, Richard Marx & Yacht Rock Revue on Aug. 10
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 10:50 am
Artpark & Company on Tuesday announced two new amphitheater concerts for the upcoming season.
Opera returns to Artpark with North American premiere of Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' by La Fura dels Baus
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 10:50 am
Celebrating its 50th season, Artpark & Company will kick off its new opera program in a big way. The Lewiston venue will host the North American premiere of La Fura dels Baus' production of Carl Orff's masterful "Carmina Burana" in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21.
Give road crews a break: National Grid urges drivers to slow down in work zones
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 07:00 am
National Grid reminds drivers to slow down when approaching work zones on roads and highways as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. The annual commemoration, promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, takes place April 17-21 and marks the start of spring construction season.
The Plant Shack is open, thriving in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:00 am
Ever since Rachel Stepien opened The Plant Shack on Center Street in Lewiston mid-pandemic, she has been lauded as an ideal neighbor, businesswoman and philanthropist. So, when her storefront windows were briefly boarded up earlier this month, passersby were concerned.
Help grow community garden
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 07:00 am
This spring, Messiah Lutheran of Lewiston is once again preparing its community garden. Our beds provide produce to the greater Lewiston area.
Tyler Perry turns to UB sociologist ahead of WWII movie on groundbreaking military unit
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Brenda Moore, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo associate professor of sociology, wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey in 1996 to share news with the talk show host about the publication of her book, "To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II."
Congressional Gold Medal secured by Higgins presented to family of WWII veteran Corp. Pedro Rodriguez-DeJesus
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
During a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park on National Borinqueneers Day, the family of Pedro Rodriguez-DeJesus received military medals earned by the World War II veteran 80 years ago.
Maid of the Mist launches 2023 season
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 10:00 am
A sure sign that summer is in sight is the announcement that the all-electric Maid of the Mist vessels James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla Maid set sail at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, marking the start of the 2023 season. One of North America's longest continually running tourist attractions, this will be the 138th consecutive year the Maid has provided guests from around the world with iconic views of Niagara Falls.
DiNapoli: Value of IDA projects grew 10% in 2021 to $126 billion
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
New York's 107 local industrial development authorities (IDAs) reported 4,324 active projects with an aggregate value of $126 billion in 2021, a 10.4% (or $11.9 billion) increase compared to 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The number of IDA projects increased by 1.5%.
Higgins: $1 million toward ongoing renovations at Buffalo AKG Art Museum
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. Secured by Higgins in the fiscal year 2022 budget, this community project funding supports construction of the great lawn, inviting visitors onto the campus and better connecting the museum to the neighborhoods, parks and community around it.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
Easter sunrise service in Youngstown
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:20 am
The annual Easter sunrise service at Old Fort Niagara was well attended on a brisk, clear Sunday morning.
This week: 'Napoleon Dynamite Live!' A conversation with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez & Jon Gries at UB
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present "Napoleon Dynamite Live!" on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Tickets are $38 and $43, or $108 for VIP ticket that includes a premium seat, preshow meet-and-greet and signed poster.
 

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